Yawarmaki Hotel Reviews
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Very friendly hosts who were eager to help (although little English spoken so had to make do with my below average Spanish!). Breakfast was cooked at whtever time we wanted (each guest was catered for seperately and the food on offer was lovely - including a choice of scrambled eggs or banana, granola and yoghurt.) Location was on a slightly dingey back street and not sign posted outside so took us a while to find. However overall a very pleasant stay.
Rachael, the owner is a very warm and friendly and helpful person. Even though we didn't speak much Spanish and she didn't speak much English we seemed to have fun conversations. Her Hostel is not a "backpackers" hostel with lots of young travelers or dormitory rooms. It is a very clean, neat and centrally located Hostel in the San Blas neighborhood and would appeal to families, couples and older travelers.
A fantastic place to call home whilst visiting Cusco. Raquel is a fantastic host offering a delicious breakfast, laundry and help along your travels. We had a fantastic time and came back here 3 times as we moved between Machu Pichu and the Amazon. The rooms were really comfortable and the showers always hot. This is not the most social of place but it is awesome to recharge the batteries between all the things to do around Cusco.
My boyfriend and I stayed here almost a week and we would both highly recommend the hostel. We traveled about 3 months in South American and this was by far our favorite hostel. The woman running the place could not be more helpful or nicer. It was very quiet but still conveniently close to the center, exactly what we were looking for. Highly recommended! Would absolutely go back if we are ever in Cusco again!
Very comfy bed and a great shower. The owner didn't speak English but when out of her way to help us with anything we asked. Left refreshed and ready for whatever our next journey could throw at us. What more could you ask of a hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Had a great stay here with Raquel, the lovely host at the Yawarmaki hostel. Her warm hospitality, friendliness and helpfulness would bring me back again!
Everything at walking distance but loveley quiet at this place itself! A good and very caring host makes delicious fresh smoothies for you in the morning and fresh coffee whenever. We like!! Very content we picked out The Yawarmaki hotel to stay. Thank you Raquel, Frank & Lydia
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 41+
- (1 review)
We stayed here for 3 days before Inca, and 3 days after. Love love loved the breakfasts and the friendliest hostel owner in the world! This is a very quiet hostel but absolutely worth it if you are a little older or a little more sensible than your typical hostel type. Fabulous place.
Excellent hostess. Easily the most welcoming hostel of our entire Peru trip. Best breakfasts out of all the hostels we stayed at. She helped us arrange taxis and told us how to grab a local van to Pisac. When we went there, the sign was down. Just get to the address and knock. Her English isn't the best, but with a few basic words of Spanish, we could communicate fine. You'll have to ask her to turn on hot water for showers, but it was never a problem even late at night.
THE best host in all Peru in possibly the best accommodation we stayed in. Rachel made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived & helped in every way possible, going out of her way when we were up early for the Machu Picchu tour. Her breakfasts were fantastic (the eggs were amazing...), fast wifi, hot showers. The hotel was far enough away from the centre to give a bit of peace & quiet but close enough that even me, with a broken foot, had no trouble getting about. The best Peru has to offer!
Rachel is wonderful - she speaks little English but we managed to communicate with the help of Google translate on our phones. Place is clean, comfortable & quiet. Breakfast was amazing - she made us granola & yoghurt, scrambled eggs, tea & coffee. A little tricky to find, but an easy 5-7 minute walk to the main square. Minor thing would be the bathrooms smelt sometimes. Not the place to stay if you're looking to meet people, but perfect for relaxing. Highly recommend.
Great place to stay all round, especially before the Inca Trail.
Clean. 10 min walk from main plaza. Felt very secure. She kept our bags for us. We really had no problems to speak of. Internet didn't work at times. The hostel is poorly marked on street; Just a chalk outline of the number "131" above the door.
We moved to this hostel after staying in quite a lively one so we could relax and enjoy what Cusco had to offer. I am so glad we did this, the rooms and bathrooms were really clean, they are more of the standard you would expect from a nice b&b than a hostel. Every morning we received eggs, fruit smoothie and the usual bread and jam for breakfast. It also had the best wifi we had encountered in the last two months in S.America. If you want a nice, homely place to stay in Cusco this is the one.
Nice little quiet place. Mostly couples. Hostel is a little hidden in a side street. The lovely owner lady is extremely accomodating and helpful to the nth degree (though she only speaks Spanish).
Nice little hostel in the San Blas district of Cuzco, easy walking distance from Plaza Armas. Raquel is a lovely host, and cooks you a really good breakfast in the morning or whenever you wanted really. Only thing I recommend is that if you don't speak any Spanish you should at least learn how to ask for the hot water to be turned on in room !
not even a 5 star hotel can offer a service as Raquel does, she is really an angel. Nice location ner nice San Blas streets and excellent breakfast. Good showers and very clean.
Very friendly and cosy hostel. The room was cold but lots and lots of blankets were provided, so that was okay. There were two or three nice communal lounges with TVs, so there was space to relax. Our host was friendly (though some might say overbearing). Breakfast was decent, eggs were offered, and fresh juice was available. The hostel's a little bit of a walk from the centre but in a nice area.
This hostel was one of our favourite in the whole of South America! When we arrived from a nightbus Rachel literally tucked us in the tv room whilst she got our room ready. The breakfast is great - eggs or banana, yogurt and cereal as well as bread and jam and the free tea in the afternoon was really welcoming after a hard day out mountainbiking. The shower is also hot and powerful and the free soap and towels are great.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
We loves every second of our stay. The staff (Raquel) was not only helpful but also very warming. The hostal is located only 4/5 blocks from the Plaza de Armas and a great location to restaurants and sites. Very satisfied w out stay here.